Authentic Selves: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families UU Common Read Resource Kit

Photo of the cover of Authentic Selves: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families, featuring

Authentic Selves

The Common Read of Authentic Selves is a sweeping compilation of life stories and portraits of trans and nonbinary people, as well as their partners, parents, children, siblings, and chosen family members.Through interviews and photo portraits, the subjects of Authentic Selves invite readers into their real lives--their revelations, challenges, joys, and networks of support. This year’s UU Common Read discussion materials invite participants to tell their own stories and form a deeper understanding of how their gender identity has shaped their lives.

This Common Read offers two, parallel discussion tracks: one for a UU group with any or mixed gender identities, and one for UU participants with any trans or nonbinary identities. Each discussion guide consists of four 90-minute sessions that religious professionals or lay leaders may facilitate in-person or online. Coming in fall 2024: workshops for youth and families.

The inSpirit Book and Gift Shop offers a 10 percent discount on bulk orders ofAuthentic Selves.